Catechists/Mentors Needed

Catechists/Mentors Needed

The Religious Education and Confirmation offices are looking for catechists and mentors for the upcoming year. Catechists and Mentors are responsible for helping the youth of our parish learn the faith so they can be adequately prepared to receive the Sacraments.

Our Religious Education program is for children Pre-K to 6th grade. The Confirmation program is for students in 7th – 8th grade.

No prior experience required! All materials and training will be provided. All that is needed is a love for Jesus Christ and helping youth learn about the Catholic faith.

If you have questions, please contact either the Religious Education office at 815-436-4501 or the Confirmation office at 815-436-2861. Be sure to also visit our Religious Education and Confirmation pages for more information.

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SMI School Registration

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is still available!

For over 60 years, St. Mary Immaculate Parish School has created a Catholic learning environment of academic excellence in which we develop a deep Catholic faith, emphasizing the message of Jesus Christ. The children of our school are encouraged daily to engage in a life-long quest for knowledge, justice, and mercy.

Contact us for additional information about enrolling your child at St. Mary Immaculate School! Our summer hours are 8:00 am – Noon, Monday – Thursday throughout the month of June. Call us at 815-436-3953 to start the registration process today!

Visit our school website at for more details.

Catholics Returning Home

Catholics Returning Home, a special program designed for non-practicing Catholics. If you are a Catholic who has been away from our Church, we invite you to rejoin us as an active member of “One Family in Faith.”

Beginning Monday, July 15th in North Wing Room B, we invite you to come home! Over six weeks, in a small group format, you will get answers to your specific questions with the help of former non-practicing Catholics and clergy. In the process, private issues are identified, discussed and dealt with – privately – compassionately, all with the goal of making Returning Home easy and fulfilling. We think you’ll discover a welcoming Church.

Catholics Returning Home helps Catholics reconnect with their faith, and their relationship with Christ. There is no obligation or cost. Join us and you will find:

  • Supportive, non-judgmental group where you can freely explore your concerns and questions.
  • Small community including others thinking about returning, recently returned Catholics and clergy.
  • Safe haven in which private issues are identified and dealt with privately, with compassion.
  • Warm environment where you will be welcomed.

The group is open to all. Pre-registration is requested. For more information call the group’s facilitator, Deacon Tom O’Connell, at (815) 230-2241 or call the Parish at (815) 436-2651.